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  • The NEW MAN Alternative


Set in Sweden in 1951, at a time when there was an official eugenics policy of sterlization of those deemed "unfit", a term covering the "feebleminded", epileptic, promiscuous, or from a poor family. The eldest child in a large, poor family, Gertrud is taken away to an institution with other girls, who are all designated to be sterilized irrespective of whether they want it or not. Whilst there Gertrud falls for a young gardner, and becomes pregnant.

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